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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Trent Williams says referee Roy Ellison called him ‘disrespectful motherf—er’

Trent WilliamsWashington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams says referee Roy Ellison cursed at him during Sunday’s game in Philadelphia.

After his team lost 24-16 to the Eagles, Williams accused Ellison of the foul conduct and said the referee called him “garbage a–” and “disrespectful motherf—er.”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch says a teammate corroborated Williams’ story.

Timed-Dispatch reporter Michael Phillips says he tried to track down head referee Walt Coleman after the game. He went to the bus where the refs were. Coleman supposedly listened to what Phillips had to say, then supposedly told the bus driver to roll up the window and drive off.

Williams called the referee’s actions very “unprofessional” and said it “sucks” to have to deal with beef from a ref on top of dealing with an opponent.

I’m curious to hear the ref’s side of the story. That doesn’t seem like something someone would say without prompting.

UPDATE – Below is a video of where Ellison appeared to make his comment to Williams:

The NFL plans to review the matter.

H/T DC Sports Bog

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